Through a FOIA request to the New Mexico Racing Commission, I have confirmed the following kills at that state’s tracks last year (this is part 2; part 1 here). (There may be more coming, as I’ve questioned the thoroughness of their records.)

Starry Midnight, Mar 26, Sunland R – “trauma to head in gate” (first ever race)
Smoke Cash Corona (sic), Apr 23, Albuquerque S – “colic, died, no vet present”
Henry III, May 18, Ruidoso T – “fractured spine” (two years old)
Hes Grandioise, Jun 19, Ruidoso S – “pleuropneumonia”
Action Junky, Jun 19, Ruidoso T – “humeral fracture”
Big June Bug, Jun 24, Ruidoso R – “collapsed post-race, died” (two years old)
Mr C Jess Curves, Jul 8, Ruidoso R – “fractured scapula” (two years old)
Key to the City, Jul 15, Ruidoso S – “colic, enteritis – not sustainable”
Super Queen, Jul 15, Ruidoso R – “slab fracture”
Wente, Jul 16, Ruidoso R – “[multiple] fractures, luxated joint”
F S Positrack, Jul 17, Ruidoso R – “[multiple] fractures, luxated joint”
Manoso, Jul 17, Ruidoso R (euth Jul 19) – “[injured], euthanized”
Flashy an Sassy, Jul 24, Ruidoso R – “fractured cannon, disarticulation”
Kvn Soul Sister, Aug 1, Ruidoso T – “broken neck” (two years old)
Sissys Passion, Aug 7, Ruidoso R – “fractured humerus”
Verstappen, Aug 19, Ruidoso R – “vanned off, euthanized”
Apollitical Favorite, Aug 20, Ruidoso R – “vanned off, euthanized”
Six Shaker, Aug 21, Ruidoso R – “fractured knee”
Apolitical Clover, Aug 25, Ruidoso T – “died [just died, not euthanized]” (two years old)
Feelin Tipsy, Aug 28, Albuquerque T – “skull fracture – died” (two years old)
Clean Outta Sight, Sep 3, Ruidoso R – “fell – euthanized”
Tiz Donna Bella, Sep 4, Albuquerque R – “[multiple] fractures”
Texana, Sep 10, Albuquerque S – “colic”
Malibu Shore, Sep 13, Albuquerque S – “colic, died in stall [not euthanized]”
Bright Way, Sep 17, Albuquerque R – “sudden death on track – epistaxis”
Ilikerollin, Sep 28, Albuquerque T – “sudden death on track” (four years old)
Bh Four Whites, Oct 16, Zia R – “[multiple] compound fractures”
Zillah’s Cookies, Oct 23, Zia T – “hit ground, head/neck trauma” (two years old)
My Bad, Oct 24, Zia R – “[multiple] fractures”
Mr Tres Effort, Oct 30, Zia R – “fell, unable to rise – fractured spine” (two years old)
Snowin’ On Raton, Nov 5, Zia T – “broken cannon” (two years old)
Df Fabulous Scout, Nov 13, Zia R – “comminuted fracture” (second race in nine days)
Tommys Diamond, Nov 19, Zia R – “fell: RF fracture”
Revana, Nov 20, Zia T – “fell: fractured radius and ulna”
Apollitical Papa, Nov 20, Zia R (died Nov 27) – “[in gate]: broken tooth, laceration”
VA Prolific, Nov 27, Zia R – “fell, paralysis – fractured spine”
James Cartel, Dec 7, Zia R – “fractures, laceration, pulmonary hemorrhage”
Outta Debt, Dec 11, Zia R – “[multiple] fractures, disarticulation”
Autumn Touch, Dec 12, Zia R – “grade III lame, euthanized”
Impeaching, Dec 14, Zia T – “[multiple] comminuted fractures”

Through a FOIA request to the California Horse Racing Board, I have obtained the following details on 2 of that state’s 64 kills last year (previous ones here).

Silver Lyric, Jun 7, Golden Gate T
“Sudden death on track while galloping, no corneal reflex present when vet [arrived] – cause of death unknown.” Also: “stomach ulceration.” Silver was four years old.

Famous Miss Kitty, Dec 31, Los Alamitos R
“[Multiple – at least five] fractures; [multiple] ruptures; severe, extensive hemorrhage.” Also: “palmar osteochondral disease [both forelimbs]; stomach ulceration.” Famous was but two years old. The report also noted: “Early degenerative changes (e.g. subchondral sclerosis), like in this case, resulting from repetitive impact trauma by racing or training, are thought to precede the fractures of the carpal bones.”

Bank On Shea, the Gaming Commission reports (belatedly again), was euthanized at Belmont March 16 – “illness.” Bank was three days shy of turning six. He was in training at Belmont, but hadn’t been raced since last July at Saratoga. He becomes the 1,760th kill at a NYS racetrack since 2009.

Through a FOIA request to the California Horse Racing Board, I have obtained the following details on 6 of that state’s 64 kills last year (previous ones here).

Kazuhiko, Nov 11, Del Mar R
“Ataxia, sudden death on way back to barn after being pulled up during race: severe hemorrhages involving both lungs, abundant bloody froth in airways.” Also: “large numbers of hemosiderophages suggest previous bouts of pulmonary hemorrhage.” And, of course: “chronic ulcers/erosions in stomach.” Kazuhiko was five years old.

Coast of Roan, Nov 13, Del Mar R
“Horse became ataxic, collapsed and died spontaneously on main track: arterial rupture.” Also: “Horse had history of pulmonary hemorrhage during last start.” Coast was six years old.

Majestic Sam, Nov 19, Santa Anita T
“[Multiple] complete, displaced fractures; [multiple] ligament and tendon ruptures.” Also: “palmar osteochondral disease [both forelimbs]; stomach ulceration.” Majestic was just two years old and had yet to be raced.

yet-to-be-named 2-year-old, Nov 28, Golden Gate S
“Bilateral atrioventricular valvular dysplasia with congestive heart failure.” Again, so young she didn’t even have a name yet. Congestive heart failure.

Javelina Cantina, Dec 3, Los Alamitos R
“Collapsed while walking back to the barn post race and died – cause not apparent.” Also: “chronic stomach ulceration.” Javelina was five years old.

Sugar Girl, Dec 10, Los Alamitos R
“Horse unseated rider post parade, ran loose, flipped over outside rail, ran into barn area, and collapsed. Recumbent, agonal, died spontaneously: [multiple – at least nine] catastrophic rib fractures; [fractured bones caused] multiple tears in lung, heart, and diaphragm; severe hemothorax; several muscles ruptured.” Also: “multiple roundworms observed in intestine.” Sugar was just two; this was to be her first race.